Upcycled Recipe Card Boxes by Karen Malcolm

Upcycled Recipe Card Boxes by Karen Malcolm

Sarah Rainwater
Nov 5, 2009

Recipe card boxes may seem like a quaint idea in the Internet age, but these Joseph Cornell-inspired upcycled boxes by Karen Malcolm make me start to rethink my recipe (non) organization system...

My go-to recipe for all holiday entertaining (a buzz-inducing no-cook whiskey cookie, YUM) was handwritten by my grandmother on an index card that I constantly misplace amidst piles of recipes printed from the web and pages torn from magazines. With a wide range of software available for organizing recipes and printing customized index cards, a cool box actually seems like just the thing I need.

Rhode Island artist Karen Malcolm custom crafts these artful boxes from found objects and ephemera, working with customers to create a one-of-a-kind pieces. Her found object artwork is also wonderfully strange and unique. See more of her recipe boxes and artwork at Malcolm Studio Shop.

RECIPE ORGANIZATION AND CARD RESOURCES FROM THE KITCHN:
Good Question: What Recipe Storing Software Would You Recommend?
Help Me Find: Clean and Modern Recipe Card Templates
Good Idea: Printable Recipe Card Templates

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